Decommissioning Cream

As the process of migrating files from Cream to Zeta continues, and rather devolves into making more like 1983 than 2023, I am reminded of how much I despise using Windows machines in important roles on my network.

Yes, the whole experiment of using Windows 10 for my home file server worked out pretty well relative to what I expected. But also, yes–it has pissed me off a lot over the years.

More than a few times in the last 6 – 8 years or however long it has been, I’ve thought to myself, “Gee, if I had just loaded Debian or FreeBSD a few months later like I had planned…” that it would have been cheaper in the long run. To be fair, there have also been times that I found it rather neat, but most of those involved things like ssh/scp becoming (mostly) first class citizens in the land of NT.

I am sure, whether or not Zeta proves to be closer to the “Ten year server” plan than Cream did, AlmaLinux will at least be less of a pain in my ass than NT was.